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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929639/surgical-approach-selection-for-total-spondylectomy-for-the-treatment-of-giant-cell-tumors-in-the-lumbar-spine-a-retrospective-analysis-of-12-patients-from-a-single-center
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Hua Zhou, Liang Jiang, Feng Wei, Miao Yu, Feng-Liang Wu, Xiao-Guang Liu, Zhong-Jun Liu
AIM: To describe the selection of the surgical approach used for total spondylectomy in the treatment of giant cell tumors of the lumbar spine. METHODS: This retrospective study included 12 patients with giant cell tumors of the lumbar spine who underwent total spondylectomy. The effect of the Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini surgical staging and tumor location on the approach selected was evaluated. RESULTS: Two tumors were treated using the posterior approach: one located in L1, extending into layers A∼D and involving sectors 2∼6, and the other located in L4, extending into layers B∼D and involving sectors 4∼11...
September 20, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928924/giant-pulmonary-teratoma-with-huge-splenic-lymphangiomatosis-a-very-rare-case
#2
Hemail M Alsubaie, Khaled M Alsubaie, Mohammed Eid Mahfouz
Teratomas are tumors composed of tissues derived from more than one germ cell line. They manifested with a great variety of clinical and radiological features. We report a case of a giant left hemithorax teratoma in a female with huge spleen tumor and review the relevant literature. A 38-year-old female with progressively aggravating dyspnea at rest from a mild trauma. Absent breath sounds on the left side. There was splenomegaly. Computed tomography scan revealed a huge mass (20 × 15 × 18 cm), containing elements of heterogeneous density in the left hemithorax...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928883/ahnak-as-a-prognosis-factor-suppresses-the-tumor-progression-in-glioma
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Zijin Zhao, Songhua Xiao, Xianrui Yuan, Jian Yuan, Chi Zhang, Haoyu Li, Jun Su, Xiangyu Wang, Qing Liu
PURPOSE: AHNAK is originally identified as a giant protein based on the estimated size of approximately 700 kDa. The aim of this study is to identify the role of AHNAK in the pathogenesis of glioma. METHODS: We tested AHNAK mRNA level in a panel of six human glioma cell lines, and in 30 cases of normal brain tissues and 73 cases of glioma tissue samples using a qRT-PCR method. Further, we analyzed the relationship of AHNAK expression with clinicopathological characteristics in glioma patients...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905737/giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-revisited
#4
Andreas F Mavrogenis, Vasileios G Igoumenou, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Georgios N Panagopoulos, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Panayotis N Soucacos
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a locally aggressive benign neoplasm that is associated with a large biological spectrum ranging from latent benign to highly recurrent and occasionally metastatic malignant bone tumor. It accounts for 4-10% of all bone tumors and typically affects the meta-epiphyseal region of long bones of young adults. The most common site involved is the distal femur, followed by the distal radius, sacrum, and proximal humerus. Clinical symptoms are nonspecific and may include local pain, swelling, and limited range of motion of the adjacent joint...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904584/central-nervous-system-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-masquerading-as-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media
#5
Namit Singhal, Vinay Agarwal, Anu Chawla, Rajiv Tangri
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor in the central nervous system (CNS), mostly being extracranial. Approximately 100 sporadic cases have been reported in the literature. The rarity of the tumor, its various histopathological characteristics, and its variable aggressive course render it difficult to diagnose and treat. IMT is generally a histological diagnosis which is rarely suspected preoperatively. It mimics other intracranial tumors such as giant cell tumor, hemangiopericytoma, anaplastic meningioma, plasmacytoma, and lymphoma...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903395/tgf-%C3%AE-2-induced-angptl4-expression-promotes-tumor-progression-and-osteoclast-differentiation-in-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
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Bo Li, Ming Qian, Hao Cao, Qi Jia, Zhipeng Wu, Xinghai Yang, Tianyi Ma, Haifeng Wei, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
Although emerging studies have implicated that Aiopoietin-like 4 Protein (ANGPTL4) is related to the aggressiveness and metastasis of many tumors, the role of ANGPLT4 in giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone was rarely investigated. The mechanism of ANGPLT4 in tumor-induced osteoclastogenesis still remains unclear. In this study, we first demonstrated that ANGPTL4 was highly expressed in GCT compared to normal tissues, while we showed that TGF-β2 released by osteoclasts induced bone resorption could increase the expression of ANGPTL4 in GCTSCs...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903319/loss-of-giant-obscurins-alters-breast-epithelial-cell-mechanosensing-of-matrix-stiffness
#7
Kimberly M Stroka, Bin Sheng Wong, Marey Shriver, Jude M Phillip, Denis Wirtz, Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
Obscurins are a family of RhoGEF-containing proteins with tumor and metastasis suppressing roles in breast epithelium. Downregulation of giant obscurins in normal breast epithelial cells leads to reduced levels of active RhoA and of its downstream effectors. Herein, we elucidate how depletion of giant obscurins affects the response of breast epithelial cells to changes in the mechanical properties of the microenvironment. We find that knockdown of obscurins increases cell morphodynamics, migration speed, and diffusivity on polyacrylamide gels of ≥ 1 kPa, presumably by decreasing focal adhesion area and density as well as cell traction forces...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900835/osteitis-fibrosa-cystica-a-forgotten-radiological-feature-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#8
Waldemar Misiorowski, Izabela Czajka-Oraniec, Magdalena Kochman, Wojciech Zgliczyński, John P Bilezikian
Although bone disease and stone disease are the universally accepted classical manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism, clinical parathyroid bone disease is rarely seen today in the United States (<5% of patients) and Western Europe. Nevertheless, in a given patient, classical skeletal involvement can be the first sign of primary hyperparathyroidism, but not recognized because it is not usually included, anymore, in the differential diagnosis of this manifestation of skeletal disease. We describe four cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in which the first clinical manifestation of the disease was a pathological fracture that masqueraded as a malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899740/histone-3-3-mutations-in-giant-cell-tumor-and-giant-cell-rich-sarcomas-of-bone
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Alberto Righi, Irene Mancini, Marco Gambarotti, Piero Picci, Gabriella Gamberi, Cristina Marraccini, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Lisa Simi, Pamela Pinzani, Alessandro Franchi
Mutually exclusive histone 3.3 gene mutations have been recognized in chondroblastoma and giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB), which may be useful for differential diagnostic purposes in morphologically ambiguous cases. While over 90% of GCTB presents histone 3.3 variants exclusively in the H3F3A gene, chondroblastoma is mutated mainly in H3F3B. In this study we examined a series of giant cell rich primary bone tumors, aiming to evaluate the possible diagnostic role of histone 3.3 mutations in the differential diagnosis between GCTB and giant cell rich sarcomas...
September 9, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898987/typical-and-atypical-granular-cell-tumors-of-soft-tissue-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-50-patients
#10
Matthew Stemm, David Suster, Paul E Wakely, Saul Suster
Objectives: Granular cell tumors are rare neoplasms of neural origin. Despite the mesenchymal nature of these tumors, they rarely occur in the soft tissue, and as a result, this subset is not well characterized. We present the largest case series to date comprising 50 patients with benign and atypical soft tissue granular cell tumors in an effort to better define the pathologic features in this subset of lesions. Methods: All cases of soft tissue granular cell tumors from the Ohio State Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin over a 10-year period were reviewed for histologic and clinical findings...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895292/pathology-and-genomics-of-pediatric-melanoma-a-critical-reexamination-and-new-insights
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REVIEW
Armita Bahrami, Raymond L Barnhill
The clinicopathologic features of pediatric melanoma are distinct from those of the adult counterpart. For example, most childhood melanomas exhibit a uniquely favorable biologic behavior, save for those arising in large/giant congenital nevi. Recent studies suggest that the characteristically favorable biologic behavior of childhood melanoma may be related to extreme telomere shortening and dysfunction in the cancer cells. Herein, we review the genomic profiles that have been defined for the different subtypes of pediatric melanoma and particularly emphasize the potential prognostic value of telomerase reverse transcriptase alterations for these tumors...
September 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893467/controversies-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-pathology
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REVIEW
Zachary S Peacock
Several benign pathologic entities that are commonly encountered by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon remain controversial. From etiology to treatment, no consensus exists in the literature regarding the best treatment of benign lesions, such as the keratocystic odontogenic tumor, giant cell lesion, or ameloblastoma. Given the need for often-morbid treatment to prevent recurrence of these lesions, multiple less-invasive treatments exist in the literature for each entity with little agreement. As the molecular and genomic pathogenesis of these lesions are better understood, directed treatments will hopefully lessen the contention in management...
September 8, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884107/giant-cell-tumor-locally-advanced-around-the-knee-treatment-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Ana Valeria Rigollino, Thiago Santos Fernando, Marcos Hajime Tanaka, Marcello Martins Souza
Giant cell tumor (GCT) is a benign bone tumor with aggressive characteristics. They are more prevalent in the third decade of life and demonstrate a preference for locating in the epiphyseal region of long bones. They have a high local recurrence rate, which depends on the type of treatment and initial tumor presentation. The risk of lung metastases is around 3%. Between October 2010 and August 2014, nine patients diagnosed with locally advanced GCT or with pathological fracture to the knee level underwent surgical treatment...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882701/diagnostic-value-of-histone-3-mutations-in-osteoclast-rich-bone-tumors
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Erik Nohr, Lik Hang Lee, Justin M Cates, Marco Perizzolo, Doha Itani
Differentiating osteoclast-rich lesions of bone (giant cell tumor of bone [GCTB], chondroblastoma [CBA], and aneurysmal bone cyst [ABC]) can be challenging, especially in small biopsies or fine needle aspirations. Mutations affecting codons 34 and 36 of either H3 Histone Family Member 3A (H3F3A) and/or 3B (H3F3B) are characteristically seen in GCTB and CBAs. We devised a simple assay to identify these mutations and evaluated its applicability for routine clinical diagnosis. 124 tissue specimens from 108 patients (43 GCTBs, 38 CBAs and 27 ABCs) were collected from the archives of the Calgary Laboratory Services/University of Calgary and Vanderbilt University Medical Center...
September 4, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881598/trail-r1-as-a-novel-surface-marker-for-circulating-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#15
Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, Zeng-Wu Shao, Fei-Fei Pu, Bai-Chuan Wang, Yu-Kun Zhang, Xian-Lin Zeng, Xiao-Dong Guo, Shu-Hua Yang, Tong-Chuan He
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT), which frequently occurs in the patients' spine, is relatively prevalent in Chinese population. A group of GCT invades into vessels and appears to be circulating tumor cells (CTCs) responsible for the distal metastasis of the primary tumor. So far the cell surface markers of GCT have not been determined. In the current study, we aimed to identify a novel CTC marker with higher specificity in GCT. TRAIL-R1+ cells were purified from GCT cell lines. The TRAIL-R1+ cells were compared with total GCT cells for tumor sphere formation, chemo-resistance, tumor formation in nude mice, and frequency of developing distal metastases...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880600/rare-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-distal-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-sheath-and-early-diagnosis-with-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Michael Levi, Jordan Crafton
Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCT-TS) is an uncommon occurrence for a foot and ankle surgeon. However, there is a need to recognize the symptoms of typical and atypical presentations of this pathology. These benign neoplasms are recognized clinically as a soft-tissue mass that is usually painless and palpable. The foot and ankle account for only 3% to 5% of all GCT-TS in the body, with most being located in the hand. Giant cell tumor in the tendon sheath occurring in the foot and ankle is usually encountered on the lateral ankle and dorsum of the foot, occupying the extensor tendons...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878661/the-successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-pleomorphic-carcinoma-with-pembrolizumab-a-case-report
#17
Yoko Matsumoto, Tamaki Miura, Hajime Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Usui
Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinomas are rare malignant tumors, and no standard treatments have been established. We herein report the successful treatment of a patient with pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma with pembrolizumab. A 51-year-old man who was a current smoker presented to our hospital due to dyspnea and hemosputum. Chest X-ray showed right-sided pneumothorax with pleural effusion; chest tube drainage was therefore performed. Computed tomography after chest tube drainage showed a cavitary nodule in the right upper lobe and right hilar and bilateral mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877745/erythrocytosis-caused-by-giant-chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report-indicating-a-9-year-misdiagnosis-of-polycythemia-vera
#18
Renbo Guo, Yiran Liang, Lei Yan, Zhonghua Xu, Juchao Ren
BACKGROUND: Erythrocytosis, a rare paraneoplastic syndrome, generally occurs in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma and has never been reported in patients with chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a young man suffering from a giant (22-cm) mass on his left kidney. Because of a history of polycythemia vera, the patient had been treated for the condition for 9 years. Radical nephrectomy was successfully performed, and the postoperative pathologic examination confirmed a diagnosis of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma...
September 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877055/solitary-fibrous-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-a-multi-institutional-clinicopathologic-study
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Steven C Smith, William E Gooding, Matthew Elkins, Rajiv M Patel, Paul W Harms, Andrew S McDaniel, Nallasivam Palanisamy, Cora Uram-Tuculescu, Bonnie B Balzer, David R Lucas, Raja R Seethala, Jonathan B McHugh
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) of the head and neck are uncommon. Lesions previously diagnosed in the head and neck as hemangiopericytomas (HPCs), giant cell angiofibromas (GCAs), and orbital fibrous histiocytomas (OFHs) are now recognized as within the expanded spectrum of SFTs. To better understand the clinicopathologic profile of head and neck SFTs, we performed a multi-institutional study of 88 examples. There was no sex predilection (F:M ratio 1.2), and the median patient age was 52 years (range: 15 to above 89 y)...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#20
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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